Collection Haywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Established in 1949, the Haywards Heath Cine Society filmed local scenes and events along with fiction films, documentaries, club activities and special events. The collections also include films made or collected by individual members before the society was formed. The society is still actively filming scenes and events in Haywards Heath and surrounding areas.
|Collection ID||713||Reference code||WS 050113|
|Title||Haywards Heath Cine Society pt2|
|Dates||1920 - 2016|
|Production||Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society|
|Materials||FILM VIDEO DOCUMENTATION DIGITAL Standard 8mm Super 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Haywards Heath Cine Society collection, held by Screen Archive South East, comprises material dating from the 1920s to the present day. The collection includes a varied mix of fiction and non-fiction films recorded on a variety of amateur film gauges and video tape formats. Genres include early silent black and white narratives, through to colour comedy, documentary and animated children's material.
The films in the collection which pre-date the establishment of the Society were made or collected by society members including Sid Horton. One example, is the film Fire Brigade, dating from 1937-1939 which shows the work of the fire brigade in Surrey and West Sussex. Sid Horton went on to become a founder member of the Society.
The first public show of the Haywards Heath District Amateur Cine Society was held by the society in December 1949 with the first official group club film made in 1952 entitled 'TV Thief'.
Many of the Society's films depict town and village activities in Mid and West Sussex and observe the changing rural landscape of the area. The Society has also regularly produced newsreels documenting the activities of the group, its individual members, and events in the region. The colour film Horley Coronation Fete (30 May 1953), for example, was filmed by founder member and one-time Society chairman D.J.Church, and recorded a village fete held to celebrate the 1953 Coronation. The film Mid Sussex Newsreel 2003 was made by multiple members of the Society who used video cameras to record events around the town of Haywards Heath and beyond, including a Holocaust Remembrance service, a Spring Festival in Haywards Heath and the fire service attending a fire at The Crown Inn in Horsted Keynes.
The Hayward Heath MovieMakers (as they are now known) are one of the foremost amateur film and video societies in the South of England. They are still producing material in a variety of formats, by an active film-making membership, winning awards on both a national and international level. The society also remains affiliated to the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers.
Films in this collection:
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This silent amateur black and white drama, tells the story of a family man, who is followed home from a local public house by a burglar, who breaks into the family's home whilst they are watching television. The film has opening and closing titles with credits.
He Who Laughs Last
This amateur comedy spoof film, with dubbed voice over, follows a man who's friends challenge him to win a gardening competition. The man goes shopping for items and hides his entry from his friends who are spying on him. On the day of the competition the man wins a prize to the astonishment of his friends. The film has some instrumental music.
How to Give Up Smoking
This amateur spoof public health colour film opens with a series of intertitles showing a list of spoof contributors and production support credits followed by a one shot sequence of a woman refusing the offer of a cigarette by a man. The film has opening and closing titles with production credits. Dubbed sound is used for the short live action shot.
Haywards Heath 1962
This amateur intertitled colour newsreel style documentary, tours the town of Haywards Heath exploring everyday life in the village and surrounding areas. Divided into six sections, the film explores 'The Environs', 'Recreation', 'Education', 'The Shops', 'Religion' and 'Municipal Matters' with views of parks, gardens, grounds landmarks and public buildings in each of the categories with additional material from newspapers, signs and street furniture.
This amateur compilation of edited colour and black and white films as created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society, demonstrates a series of filming techniques and narratives by the group made between 1964 and 1972.
Club Occasions: The First Barbecue of 1966; The Public Show of 1968; The Barbecue of 1969
|Date||1966; 1968; November 1969||ID||5524|
The amateur compilation of three films by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Club, show highlights of two BBQ events and a screening of society films to members of the public. This film has non-sync audio and displaced sound effects that do not match the narrative.
Story of a River
This amateur colour documentary film with poetic voice over, narrative and instrumental soundtrack, follows the River Ouse from Horsham to Barcombe and back via Lewes and Newhaven. The film provides a historical narrative of the local area, with some comedy narrative mixed with poetry readings, anecdotal references and quotes from previous residents, closing with a summary. This film won the Sussex Film Festival Sound Trophy in 1971.
This amateur colour suspense film tells the story of a man who receives a letter in the post blackmailing him for money. The man's secretary intercepts the letter and makes a drop off using false cash to lure the blackmailer to the location without her bosses knowledge. This film was entered into the Albany Film Festival and was awarded the Three Star award in the Ten Best Movie Maker Competition in 1969.
This amateur colour stop-motion film tells the story of a Sweedish matchbox named 'Victor', who narrates his adventures from being sold in a local shop, to being discarded in the street when the matches have all gone.
Time Out West
When a fault develops with a time machine in a secret research facility, a service engineer is called to the lab to fix the problem but is accidentally transported into the past by the machine. The man appears in the American Wild West surrounded by drunk cowboys and poker players. He then tries to get home, meeting several characters along the way. This colour spoof-style science fiction meets western style film has dubbed sound effects and music throughout.
An amateur comedy style documentary film showing various aspects of Brighton in the late 1960s. The film takes a humorous look at Brighton's seaside attractions, weaving together images of the town with a loose narrative.
This amateur short colour suspense thriller tells the story of a man who visits a grave to lay flowers, and believes he hears a ghostly voice. Shocked - he runs off dropping the flowers. This film is silent with music and dubbed sound effects throughout.
Value for Money
This amateur colour film explores the relationship between a couple that meet at a railway station. The man stops over in Haywards Heath and meets a woman. He seduces her by appearing to lavish gifts upon her until he gets to sleep with her. The man then leaves the town and abandons the woman, getting back on the train.
This amateur colour documentary film made to celebrate the Centenary year of the Mid Sussex Times in 1970, shows the history and production processes of the 'Middi' newspaper from receipt of advertisements to distribution of printed copies. Full production processes are shown, along with views of the presses and printers used in the production. The film has a voice over narrative throughout, with opening and closing titles.
This amateur colour comedy narrative follows an amateur film-maker who believes his secretary is in love with him. He is invited to her house through a series of notes left on his desk. Whilst he impatiently waits in the front room of her house, he gets undressed and goes into the next room, to find a large group of his colleagues waiting to suprise him for being awarded the Albany Film Trophy. The man stands in the doorway in his underwear.
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